We have just got through the seminar “Open science – standards and good practices”

“Open science serves not only the scientists but the whole society” – said Prof. Elżbieta Żądzińska, the UL Rector, during opening of the Seminar organised by CRASP and the University of Lodz. Lecturers from leading Polish universities, scientific institutions, such as National Science Centre and Polish Academy of Sciences, and also foreign experts took part in this international meeting. The participants were greeted, among others, by the Minister Wojciech Murdzek. The Seminar was led by prof. Przemysław Wiszewski, Rector of the University of Wrocław.


The Seminar can be watched HERE.

Information on the whole conference can be found HERE.

Reports of CRASP on Twitter HERE.

Reports of the UL spokesman on Twitter HERE.

- I really hope that this exchange of ideas and practices will allow us to better understand the difficult process of opening science to researchers and the rest of society – said the Rector of the University of Lodz and the President of the CRASP Science Committee, Prof. Elżbieta Żądzińska.

- The topics discussed here are becoming very urgent taking into consideration the reality which we are functioning in. I am thinking of a pandemic here, which acts as a kind of catalyst. Experiences of open access and the possibility of using this work, going a step further, in other sectors or in an interdisciplinary way, looking for mechanisms so as to use the achievements and not repeat them, has amazing advantages – said Minister Wojciech Murdzek.

The first lecture during the Seminar was delivered by Prof. Johan Rooryck from the Leiden University, cOAlition S Executive Director. He was talking about the history and perspectives of Plan S implementation in European states. The elements of these activities include: resignation from embargo on scientific articles or fees for access to the articles themselves. The full speech by Prof. Rooryck - from 00:18:30 VIDEO. The discussion after the lecture was moderated by Prof. Łukasz Bogucki, the UL Vice-Rector for international relations.

Prof. Łukasz Bogucki and Prof. Johan Rooryck

Dr Kostas Glinos, the European Commission representative, where he deals with the area of open access, was talking about ideas that the EU wants to introduce. Openness of science is to strengthen its level and efficiency. European Open Science Cloud is one of examples of such an activity. The full speech of dr Kostas Glinos – from 00:56:30: VIDEO. The discussion after the speech was moderated by Prof. Krzysztof Wilde, Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology.

Dr Kostas Glinos and Prof. Krzysztof Wilde

The panel "Open access policy and institutional strategy” was led by the Rector of the University of Lodz – Prof. Elżbieta Żądzińska. It addressed strengths and weaknesses of the current open science system, as well as challenges that need to be faced by individual institutions. The discussion was atttended by: Prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk, Vice-President of the European Research Council (ERC), Prof. Zbigniew Błocki, Director of the National Science Centre, Dr. Marek Michalewicz, Acting Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw, Dr. Radosław Sierpiński, Active President of the Medical Research Agency, Prof. Paweł Rowiński, Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Dr Dominik Strapagiel, prof. of UL, The Head of BioBank Laboratory, UL, national delegate and member of the Financial Committee of the European network of biobanks BBMRI-ERIC. Transcript of the discussions - from 02:14:45 VIDEO.

Prof. Elżbieta Żądzińska and the "Open access policy and institutional strategy” panelists

The last panel, i.e., “Implementation of open science policies at universities” was led by Jakub Szprot from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw. Dr Anna Anetta Janowska (Rector's Representative for Open Access, SGH Warsaw School of Economics), Tomasz Piestrzyński (Director of the Library, the UL Rector’s Representative for open access to publications and research results), Dr Katarzyna Świerk (Director of the Research Office, Representative for Open Access to scientific publications and research results, University of Gdańsk), Dr. Leszek Szafrański (University Coordinator for open access to scientific publications and research data, Jagiellonian University), Dr. Anna Wałek (Director of the Library, Rector's Representative for Open Science, Gdańsk University of Technology) were talking about open science solutions at their universities. Transcript of the discussions – from 03:57:00 VIDEO.

“Implementation of open science policies at universities” panelists

We would like to thank all the attendees of the Seminar for their participation and contribution to open science development!

Source: CRASP

Edit: Promotion Centre, UL

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